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Tuesday 26 March
1pm – 2:30pm
Online- Zoom

This session heard a summary of insights and recommendations from the EnergyREV programme and discussed what needs to happen next. 

The EnergyREV programme brought together over 90 researchers from 22 UK universities, working alongside industry and policy makers, to accelerate the uptake, value and impact of Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES). 

The programme ran from 2018 to 2023 and saw the team publish over 80 papers and deliver close to 200 presentations. 

We have pulled together key insights from across this body of work into a report “Lessons from EnergyREV: The role of smart local energy systems in a net zero future”. This report provides evidence-based recommendations for UK and devolved governments, Ofgem, and those working to deliver smart energy places.

Agenda here.

This event launched the report and heard responses and perspectives from key stakeholders:  

  • Rob Saunders, challenge director, Energy Revolution at Innovate UK and
  • Stephen McArthur, associate principal and executive dean of engineering, University of Strathclyde
  • Rebecca Ford, head of demand and flexibility, Regen
  • Jeff Hardy, director, Sustainable Energy Futures
  • Carole Randall, energy and low-carbon projects development officer, Essex County Council
  • Mairi Brookes, smart energy systems director, Low Carbon Hub
  • Alexandra Long, Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government
  • Fiona Campbell, head of local governance and flexibility strategy, Ofgem

We presented the key benefits that SLES can bring, as well as key recommendations to unlock these benefits by: 

  • Developing robust policy, regulation and governance   
  • Creating a collaborative environment for SLES to flourish 
  • Building local skills to enable SLES delivery 
  • Engaging and empowering the local community  
  • Unlocking innovative business models  
  • Ensuring market value and interoperability  
  • Underpinning with robust cyber-physical infrastructure 


March 26
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Online Zoom

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